"In the military, there’s a sense of camaraderie that can sometimes make people bystanders. Once people see that this kind of treatment is damaging to the group, that’s when they’ll speak up. We have to change it so that people are more embarrassed to stand by and let it happen than they are to stand up and say something."
The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.
A background check should have stopped Devin Kelley from purchasing a rifle.
Nate Boyer, a six-year Army vet who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired the idea of taking a knee.
The conflict about Confederate statues reflects the contradictions within historical figures themselves.
The NSA contractor accused of leaking a classified document has South Texas roots.
My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us.
I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.
It’s possible to be both a hero and a liar.
Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.